Lisa Busfield | Artistic Director
Ms. Busfield is an educator, dancer, and choreographer. She has taught at various institutions, charter schools, and studios over the last 16 years including as adjunct dance faculty for Project Ballet, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Huntington University, and the University of Saint Francis. Ms. Busfield has performed with Mikautadze Dance Theatre, Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s Touring Company, and Six Meters, among others. Her choreography has been presented in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Ms. Busfield also served as the Education Director and Administrative Manager for Muhlenberg Community Dance Center. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in dance and received her Ed.M. in dance education from Temple University. Presently, Ms. Busfield is the Artistic Director of the Moravian College Dance Company, adjunct dance faculty for both Moravian College and Muhlenberg College, and teaches continuing adult ballet and modern technique for Muhlenberg Community Dance Center.
Karen Riehl | Assistant Director
Karen Riehl is a native of the Lehigh Valley (raised in Forks Twsp.), where she began her training at Nardi’s Dance Studio and also studied with Alexi Ramov at the Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild. Ms. Riehl has trained at numerous summer programs, such as Eglevsky Ballet and North Carolina School of the Arts. She was accepted into the PA Governor’s School of Performing Arts where she studied with master teachers in all forms of dance. She graduated with a BA in Dance from Point Park University. She performed for many years throughout the Lehigh Valley with DanceGing and various roles with Pennsylvania Youth Theater. Ms. Riehl was a dance instructor at Nardi’s Dance Studio for more than twelve years.
She also received her elementary teaching certification from DeSales University. Ms. Riehl taught for the Wilson Area School District for over 10 years and has choreographed musicals for Wilson Area High School while also teaching Dance Enrichment programs at the "Y" Daycare. She resigned from teaching in the school district to follow her dream of owning her own dance studio. In 2012, she opened Miss Karen's Dance Studio in Easton, Pa.
Mary Anne Gillen Hoffman | Program Advisor
Mary Anne Gillen Hoffman began her dance training in the Lehigh Valley, was a performing member of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and continued her dance education at Boston Conservatory. She performed with several dance companies in Boston, New York, and Pennsylvania. On her return to the Lehigh Valley, Ms. Hoffman taught for Ballet Guild, PA Youth Theater, Repertory Dance Theatre, Northeast Ministries, Dream Kids and many local studios. Her ambition to share her love of dance led her to create outreach programs in 7 schools in the Bethlehem Area School District. She is a past recipient of the LVAIC Award for Distinguished Service in Dance. She was the Artistic Director of the Moravian College Dance Company for 12 years and after stepping down, accepted the position of Program Advisor. Presently, Ms. Hoffman is a ballet faculty member for the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and an adjunct dance faculty at Moravian College.
Jennifer Dite Weaver
Jennifer Dite Weaver holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Temple University and a BA in Theater and Dance from Muhlenberg College. She has performed with Sesame Street Live, Eidolon Arts, NYC Broadway Cheerleaders, The Princeton Opera, The Pennington Players, Co-Art Dance Company and the Muhlenberg Theatre Association. Her TV/film credits include He Said, She Said with Talk TV International, Marci X with Paramount Pictures, and commercials with Adidas, Bell Atlantic, and Time Warner. She has choreographed Bye Bye Birdie and The Wizard of Oz for Ohev Shalom, Candide for The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, and Jack and The Beanstalk for Playful Productions. Her teaching experience includes adjunct dance faculty at Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Temple University, DeSales University and Mercer County Community College. She is a member of Actor’s Equity and is presently full time dance faculty at The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.
Rebecca Moyer holds her M.F.A. in Dance Choreography from State University of New York - Purchase College and a B.A. in both Dance and Business Management from DeSales University. Ms. Moyer has studied at various institutions, including Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania, Governor’s School for the Arts, Philadanco, Point Park Summer Intensive, University of the Arts, Koresh School of Dance, Alvin Ailey School, Peridance, among many others. Ms. Moyer has performed with Annex Dance Company, ContempraDance Theatre, ACTion Dance Touring Company, as a guest with the DanceGing Company in Allentown, and Penn State Abington Dance Company. Ms. Moyer has choreographed for the DeSales University Dance Ensemble, Marywood University Dance Ensemble, Penn State Dance Company, Xtensions Dance Company, ACTion Dance Touring Company and her works have been seen in various venues across the Pennsylvania and New York area, such as the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Dance Fest, American College Dance Festivals and Gallery B in New York City.
Ms. Moyer has also had the opportunity to teach at various dance programs and dance studios in the Philadelphia and New York area. She is the co-director of Vada Dance Collective, a modern based dance company that is based in the Philadelphia area. Presently, Ms. Moyer is on dance faculty at DeSales University, Moravian College and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.